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January 12, 2012  4:03 PM

Hope shines through crack in lid of open standards coffin

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, Procurement, standards

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December 22, 2011  9:19 AM

Open standards rift tears UK policy to shreds

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, Procurement, standardization of Government IT, standards

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November 3, 2011  2:46 PM

US military issues agile and open standards orders after ERP disasters

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, project failures, standards

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October 26, 2011  12:57 PM

Open standards: UK dithers over royalty question

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Government IT, IT legal developments, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards

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August 22, 2011  5:40 PM

Cabinet Office builds open source strategy on proprietary software

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, Procurement, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, standards

The Cabinet Office has chosen a proprietary software system to implement the keystone of its policy to create a level playing field for open source.

Under pressure to fulfil the government's election promise to eradicate systemic bias against open source software, the Cabinet Office...


July 13, 2011  12:23 PM

Bristol restarts open source pilot

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Government IT, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, standards

Who can have stepped in to rescue the pioneering open source pilot at Bristol City Council after it collapsed amid alarming allegations that...


June 28, 2011  3:06 PM

UK shakes dust off open source policy

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Sir Humphrey, SMEs, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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June 17, 2011  4:49 PM

Free software guru sanctifies Brussels bruiser

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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May 27, 2011  6:41 PM

EC concludes backroom deal with Microsoft

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Government IT, IT legal developments, Open Standards & Open Source, standards

The European Commission has renewed software licences worth up to €50m with Microsoft for another three years after opting not to open the business to competition.

The Commission is expected to announce the deal next week in written answers to questions raised by members of the...


May 20, 2011  6:33 PM

Spanner jams data centre mergers

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G-Cloud, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

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